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Performing Arts / Books June 20-26

June 20, 2007, 12:00 am
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BOOKS/LECTURES

ANCIENT MODERN

Archaeologist Barbara J Little presents, "Lessons from the Deep Past: Archaeological Perspectives on Modern Problems." Sponsored by The School for Advanced Research.
Noon-1 pm Wednesday, June 20. Free.
School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia St., 954-7230

PATIO TALK
Dr. Logan Wagner gives a talk on the history of Mexico's 16th century patios, also called atrios. It turns out these walled, inner courtyards of Catholic churches were instrumental in converting the local residents to Catholicism.
7 pm Wednesday, June 20. Free.
Tipton Hall, College of Santa Fe,
1600 St. Michael's Drive, 982-4512

***image1***SHERMAN'S FLIGHT
Acclaimed author Sherman Alexie reads from and signs his new novel, . This is Alexie's first novel in more than 10 years. The narrator is a half-Irish, half-Indian 15-year-old boy who engages in a surreal escapade involving astral travel and soul switching.
7 pm Wednesday, June 20. Free.
Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 986-0151

ALL SHALL BE REVEALED
Dorothy Doyle reads from the annual series by Desiree Mays, Opera Unveiled, which takes a close look at each upcoming Santa Fe Opera season.
6:30 pm Thursday, June 21. KSFR 90.7 FM

BUFFALO IN THE CORNER***image4***
RD Rosen launches his new book, set in Santa Fe, evocatively titled, A Buffalo in the House: The True Story of a Man, an Animal and the American West.
5 pm Friday, June 22. Free.
Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia St., 986-0151

TAIL TALES
Veterinarian Jeff Wells signs a collection of stories from his first-person experiences with our furry friends, called All My Patients Have Tales.
2 pm Saturday, June 23. Free.
Borders Books and Music, 3513 Zafarano Drive, 474-9450

TINY HELPERS
James McMath of Emerald Earth, a local store selling hexagonal water and health concoctions, gives a talk titled "Little Organisms, Big Revolution," about the health benefits of microorganisms.
2 pm Sunday, June 24. Free.
JanetRuth's Organic Clothing, 66 E. San Francisco St., 983-4155

***image2***VICTORY, VALENTINE, VAGINA
These are the three things the V in V-Day stands for. V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls by raising funds through benefit performances of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. This particular event, a benefit for V-Day hosted by Garcia Street Books, is a series of readings from the new book edited by Ensler, A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls. A stellar cast of readers pitch in, including Ensler herself, Jane Fonda, Ali McGraw, Jonathan Richards, Mary Charlotte Domandi and the first public appearance by Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson since they moved to our sleepy 'burg
(see SFR Picks).
6:30 pm Sunday, June 24. $25-$250.
St. Francis Auditorium at The Museum of Fine Arts,
107 W. Palace Ave., 988-1234

***image1***PUEBLO UNREST
Historical archaeologist for the US Forest Service, Mike Elliott presents a talk titled "Jemez and the Pueblo Revolt." This is the second in a series of nine lectures sponsored by Southwest Seminars as a benefit for The Palace of the Governors and the New Mexico History Museum.
6 pm Monday, June 25. $10.
Hotel Santa Fe, 1501 Paseo de Peralta, 466-2775






DANCE

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***image1***CONTACT INFO
LAVA, a contact improvisation dance troupe from Chicago, visits for two performances of this unique dance form, presenting a piece titled "I Will Not Live an Unlived Life." The movement forms are not preset and evolve naturally in the moment of performance.
8 pm Friday, June 22. $10-$12.
YogaMoves, 825 Early St. 8 pm Saturday, June 23. $10-$12.
Railyard Performance Space, 1611 Paseo de Peralta, 577-4840





EVENTS

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***image2***PRIDE AND JOY
Pride on the Plaza continues a stellar lineup of events with a reading by 1990s 'zine movement pioneer Pagan Kennedy, the opening of Kiss of the Spider Woman (see Theater, below), the ever-rockin' Gender Offenders Dyke Dance, the equally popular Men's Night Out, diva Evelyn Champagne King, who had a Billboard Top Ten hit with 1978's Shame, and an Elders Circle.
~ Pagan Kennedy: 7 pm Wednesday, June 20. $10.
The Sage Inn, 725 Cerrillos Road, 866-433-0335.
~ Men's Night Out: 6-8 pm Friday, June 22. $5.
Hotel St. Francis, 210 Don Gaspar Ave., 983-5700.
~ Gender Offenders Dyke Dance: 8 pm-Midnight Friday, June 22.
Rainbow Vision, 500 Rodeo Road, 474-9696.
~ Parade and Pride on the Plaza: Noon-4 pm Saturday, June 23. Free. Downtown Plaza, Santa Fe (see SFR Picks).
~ Evelyn Champagne King: 8 pm Saturday, June 23. $10.
Rainbow Vision, 500 Rodeo Road, 474-9696.
~ Elder's Circle: 2 pm Sunday, June 24. Free.
Rainbow Vision, 500 Rodeo Road, 988-4157.
~ For more information on all events: www.santafehra.org

MIC'S ON

A community open mic night is always entertaining, but especially so in Santa Fe. We're not entirely sure what goes down on a weekly basis, but there's only one way to find out.
6:30-9 pm Thursday, June 21. Free.
Body, 333 Cordova Road, 986-0362

STAY LITERATE
The Santa Fe Public Library sponsors a series of events connected to its summer reading program for kids. This week it's Markie Scholtz and her original puppet show, Dragons Are Too Seldom. All shows are free.
10:30 am Friday, June 22.
Southside Branch, 6599 Jaguar Drive, 955-2828.
2 pm Friday, June 22.
Main Branch, 145 Washington Ave., 955-6783.
10:30 am Saturday, June 23.
La Farge Branch, 1730 Llano St., 955-4863.

***image1***WOMYN ON FIRE
A group of women calling itself The Estrogenerations hosts the first in a series of planned annual events called, "A Feminist Hullaballoo."
It's a three-day speakers series featuring a remarkable lineup including
Paula Allen Gunn, Mary Daly, Sonia Johnson, Cherrie Moraga, Sally Miller Gearheart, Shaba Barnes, Hye Sook Hwang, Afia Walking Tree and Suzanne Bellamy. Live music from Alix Dobkin and Margie Adam and food is also on the bill. For a schedule of events, visit www.feministhullaballoo.com.
6 pm Friday, June 22. 8 am-7 pm Saturday, June 23.
8 am-3:30 pm Sunday, June 24. $30-$175.
James A. Little Theater, New Mexico School for the Deaf,
1060 Cerrillos Road, 583-2470

***image1***RAISE THE RENT
And the roof at Wise Fool New Mexico's "Raise the Rent Cabaret," an event celebrating Santa Fe Pride and V-Day this time around. Featuring The Gender Offenders (Santa Fe's drag troupe) The Paper Doll Militia and many surprise guests, with music from the indefatigable Miss Ginger and refreshments of the fermented variety from Santa Fe Brewing Company.
8 pm Saturday, June 23. $10-$20, no one turned away.
Wise Fool Studio, 2778 Agua Fria St., 992-2588




MUSIC

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***image1***BITE SIZE OPERAS
The second year of the Santa Fe Opera's "One Hour Opera" programs features Donizetti's charming little morsel, The Night Bell. Short, sweet, broadly comic and delightfully fluffy, this production features former SFO apprentices as well as local artists. Catch one of the final three performances before the great mothership of the SFO season lands up on Opera Drive.
12:15 pm Wednesday, June 20.
7 pm Friday-Saturday, June 22-23. $5.
Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 463 Paseo de Peralta, 986-5955

***image1***BUCOLIC CONCERTS
St. John's College hosts six weeks of local and regional music performances every Wednesday evening on the grassy athletic fields adjacent to campus. This week features jazz flautist Ali Ryerson and the straight-ahead sounds of local drum genius John Trentacosta and his quintet.
6-8 pm Wednesday, June 20. Free.
St. John's College, 1160 Camino Cruz Blanca, 984-6000

***image1***DRUNK WITH SONG
The Santa Fe Opera offers an opportunity for booze and music through a series of "Cocktail Hour Cabarets," featuring classic show tunes as well as opera repertoire, such as the quartet from Die Fledermaus. A low cover charge and upscale surroundings means you'll have plenty of scratch for drink specials.
6:30 pm Thursday, June 21. $5.
Bishop's Lodge, 1297 Bishop's Lodge Road, 986-5955




THEATER

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KISS KISS
Manuel Puig's love song to the human heart amidst adverse circumstances, Kiss of the Spider Woman made a huge splash, both the original novel and the 1985 film with William Hurt (who won the Best Actor Oscar) and Raul Julia. The Santa Fe Playhouse and The Human Rights Alliance co-produce this version, with Wayne Cote and Angelo Jaramillo in the lead roles, as part of Santa Fe Pride. A production was originally scheduled for a past season, but was shelved due to inability to cast the play. Set in fascist Argentina, when gay men were sent to prison and political protest was a death sentence, Kiss demands much from cast and audience alike, but pays off in deeply moving truths unfettered by mawk.
Preview: 8 pm Thursday, June 21. $8.
Gala Champagne Opening: 8 pm Friday, June 22. $20.
Regular shows: 8 pm Saturday, June 23 and 2 pm Sunday, June 24. Donation-$15.
Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262

NEW STAGES
The New Works Series continues with a staged reading of Wild Dogs, a play by Carol Carpenter. Topical and with great comic potential, the story concerns a band of rebels in Madrid, NM, as they try to unravel the filming of the movie Wild Hogs.
2 pm and 7 pm Saturday, June 23. $10.
Greer Garson Theater, College of Santa Fe,
1600 St. Michael's Drive, 473-6511

MADRID MINES MELODRAMA
It's back. The Madrid Melodrama, this year a fun-filled sing-along with the wacky title, Bloodlines, or Hanged in Their Own Family Tree, continues a unique local tradition.
3 pm Saturday-Sunday, June 23-24. $5-$12.
The Engine House Theater, State Hwy. 14, Madrid, 438-3780

***image1***PLAYERS OF FORTUNE
Theater Grottesco launches its new production, the original collaborative piece Fortune: The Rise and Fall of a Small Fortune Cookie Factory. On the brink of bankruptcy, a family-owned fortune cookie factory hires a destitute novelist to be its new fortune writer. His pithy creations lead to fame and…fortune. The venue, the long-abandoned old Healy-Matthews building on Cerrillos Road, should provide for a unique setting, the perfect complement to the ever-surprising Theater Grottesco approach.
Gala opening: 5 pm Saturday, June 23. $100.
Regular shows: 5 pm Sunday, June 24 and 8 pm
Tuesday, June 26. $10-$25; pay what you wish Tuesdays. Through July 29. Healy Matthews Building, 515 Cerrillos Road, 474-8400

***image1***CHECK FOR BLOOD
Edward Albee's The Zoo Story is a wickedly fine construction that goes by at lightning speed. This production is a benefit for Santa Fe's beloved teen arts center, Warehouse 21. The Zoo Story stars Entheos Ballas and Alex Reid, and is directed by Federica Johnson.
7:30 pm Sunday-Wednesday, June 24-27. $20.
Santa Fe Playhouse, 142 E. DeVargas St., 988-4262

 

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